The fight between NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra and the senior BJP leaders have reached a new level.
Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Arun Jaitley has served defamation notice against the NRI businessman for his allegations of stating that the BJP leader had availed to some his favours and even alleging that the leader had watched a cricket match at Lord's with him.
Earlier, BJP president Nitin Gadkari had dismissed all the allegations levelled by Anshuman Mishra against senior party leaders after he was asked to pull out of the Rajya Sabha race. Gadkari is facing heat over the BJP's decision to support Mishra's candidature in the Rajya Sabha.
"His motivated and selective tirade against some of the top BJP leaders is nothing but an expression of frustration over his failure to make it to the Raja Sabha," said Gadkari
BJP chief's statement followed serious discussion among top party leaders over slapping legal notice on him for "defaming" the party. Angry leaders wanted action against Mishra as he had claimed he was the BJP's fund-raiser for over a decade and that Murli Manohar Joshi called him seeking funds for elections. Joshi has brushed aside the allegations as "fabricated".